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Old 12-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Michael,

My calorie intake this sumer was no more than 1300..which seems like nothing! but if i portion it works out..

. 1.5 a week is a bit over the normal range i think but i will work hard at it..
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Michael,

My calorie intake this sumer was no more than 1300..which seems like nothing! but if i portion it works out..

. 1.5 a week is a bit over the normal range i think but i will work hard at it..
1300 isn't bad, if you make good food choices. Have you figured your calorie deficeit to see if the math works out? You'll need about a 5250 calorie deficeit per week at that rate so as long as you're burning at least 2050 cals a day you'll be good to go.

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Old 12-22-2010, 06:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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no i havent mike- i dont understand that graph, help?
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Time Span: 14 week(s) 2 day(s)
Pounds to Lose: 17
Pounds per Week: 1.19
Pounds per Day: 0.17
Cal. Restriction per Day: 595

that is what is says..but ..what does it mean?

idk how many calories i was eating...so how do i restrict 595?
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Time Span: 14 week(s) 2 day(s)
Pounds to Lose: 17
Pounds per Week: 1.19
Pounds per Day: 0.17
Cal. Restriction per Day: 595

that is what is says..but ..what does it mean?

idk how many calories i was eating...so how do i restrict 595?
It should tell you how many cals you burn per day, based upon your H/W/Age and "Lifestyle". Then add in your activities (exercise, for instance) and you will get your total calories burned per day (approximately).

Mine, for instace is around 3100 according to FitDay--a bit less using other calculators but given my historical data it seems about right. So, if I burn 3100 cals a day and want to lose 4 pounds a week (a pound of fat being roughly 3500 cals), I need a daily calorie restriction of 2000. So, 3100 - 2000 = 1100 calories I can eat a day.

Now, as you lose weight, your basal metabolism decreases. As you gain muscle mass, it increases. So it's not set in stone and you may need to make adjustments along the way.

Make sense?

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Alex- a cruise shouldent be an obstacle! they give you so mnay options (which could be a downfall) but lots of healthy stuff too!!
haha yea I know it shouldn't be an obstacle but there's probably going to be a lot of food I want to try. The hotel we booked for the day before the cruise leaves has a fitness center and a huge pool. Totally using those! And then on the ship there's a huge gym and lots of pools. Also, going to a bunch of beaches. Hopefully whatever weight I lose in the next two weeks will stay off during the cruise.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:45 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hi all! I am Jane -- count me in for the challenge. I am currently 189.0 so I will round up to 19 lbs. Heading out for the holidays tomorrow after work so I will post when I get back after New Years. These next 10 days will be really stressful, which is a trigger for me. I restarted on Oct 12 at 207, so I am happy at my progress. I eat whole food, low carb, lower calories and lower fat. For exercise, it's walking on the treadmill.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
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welcome jane.

and thank mike- i figured it out i am allowed 2,300 calories a day but i will not be eating that...maybe 1300-1800. that seems better to me.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:40 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm up for this, although I am hoping for more like 15-20% by then


Didn't weigh myself today, so I'll start with yesterday.

Dec 21 - 263lbs
10% GOAL - 236.7lbs
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:32 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Hi all! I am Jane -- count me in for the challenge. I am currently 189.0 so I will round up to 19 lbs. Heading out for the holidays tomorrow after work so I will post when I get back after New Years. These next 10 days will be really stressful, which is a trigger for me. I restarted on Oct 12 at 207, so I am happy at my progress. I eat whole food, low carb, lower calories and lower fat. For exercise, it's walking on the treadmill.
THANKS, MIKE!

I found this formula on another board and did the math for my weight and it seemed to make sense so I thought I would pass it along:

1. take your current weight x 77 (this is some sort of multiplier and I don't remember the science behind this number) = the amount of intake calories per week to maintain your current weight. (i.e., 188 x 77 = 14,476)

2. take the number of lbs you wish to lose per week x 3500 (this is the # of calories/lbs) = calorie burn (i.e., 2 x 3,500 = 7,000)

3. take the result from #1 - result from #2 = the total calories you should intake per week in order to lose x lbs. (i.e., 14,476 - 7,000 = 7,476 calories)

4. take the result from #3 / 7 (days) = the number of calories you need to consume per day in order to lose x lbs per week. (i.e., 7,476/7 = 1,068)

I use this as a guideline b/c 1,068 calories seems a bit too low for me. If I exercise and burn 400 calories, it would mean that I can eat almost 1,500 calories and still lose 2 lbs./week.

Does this make sense or am I missing some science?

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